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rpannier

(24,395 posts)
Fri May 10, 2024, 02:38 AM May 10

London Mayor Khan Celebrates the Campaign of His Arch-Rival Count Binface

Count Binface was again running for the Mayor of London.
Our eldest daughter who is attending Kings College, though she cannot vote because she is there from Japan, urged her friends who could vote in the election to back the Count who supports ending video assistant referees and banning loud snacks from theaters (you know, the important stuff)
The Count secured a whopping 24,260 votes, making Khan, who received a paltry 1,088,225 votes sweat election night.
Finishing 2nd was the rather strange Susan Hall of the Tory Party who got 812,397 votes

Mayor Khan at his election night celebration made sure to mention his arch-nemesis:
"It would be nice to take a moment to celebrate becoming the first person in British political history to win successive victories over Count Binface. Believe me, he made me work hard for it." Khan would then add that Count Binface's third place finish, and thus, finishing ahead of far right, Britain First candidate Nick Scanlon, was "Another reason to love London."

Ponder that for a moment; Count Binface, a candidate who ran on a platform that also included changing the name of London Bridge to Phoebe Waller-Bridge finished 3rd, and the odious, Nigel Farage lackey of the Britain First Party finished "London Fourth".
Nick Scanlon apparently didn't find Mayor Khan's remarks at all funny.
I've seen reports that Scanlon stormed off the stage at the vote count ceremony. But, I can't find if it was after Mayor Khan's witticism.

The Count also finished ahead of the Social Democrat candidate who ran on a platform of ending 'wokeness' in London.
Looking at Britain First and the Social Democrat platforms, I ask myself, "Who had the more serious platform of the 3?"

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London Mayor Khan Celebrates the Campaign of His Arch-Rival Count Binface (Original Post) rpannier May 10 OP
For the curious, here's The Count's full policy list: sir pball May 10 #1
My daughter was correct rpannier May 10 #2
FWIW, while The Count did beat the "Britain First" neo-fascist, they were in 11th and 12th palce muriel_volestrangler May 10 #3

sir pball

(4,817 posts)
1. For the curious, here's The Count's full policy list:
Fri May 10, 2024, 07:39 AM
May 10

I mean, I'd vote for the guy…



(I was wondering where Lord Buckethead was in all this, then I remembered he had to change to The Count a few years back)

rpannier

(24,395 posts)
2. My daughter was correct
Fri May 10, 2024, 07:58 AM
May 10

He's the man.. the Binface
I love #14

on edit
Yes. His platform is far more sensible than those other 2. And the Tories
London Mayor Election should have been 1. Kahn, then 2. Binface

muriel_volestrangler

(101,582 posts)
3. FWIW, while The Count did beat the "Britain First" neo-fascist, they were in 11th and 12th palce
Fri May 10, 2024, 12:37 PM
May 10

not 3rd and 4th: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_London_mayoral_election#Results_2

the Social Democratic Party (SDP - they're an odd rump of the party that refused to merge with their allies the Liberals around 1990 to form the Lib Dems, and since then they're capable of having almost any policy) 's candidate did beat them.

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